2021-2022 Catalog

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Assist students in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on personal goals
  • Understand and effectively communicate WPCC’s departmental policies, core requirements, and degree requirements
  • Be reasonably accessible and available to students
  • Encourage and guide students to define clear and realistic educational plans
  • Provide appropriate resources and referrals
  • Listen carefully to questions, concerns, and issues
  • Assist students in working with, and developing professional relationships with advisors, faculty and staff
  • Monitor and accurately document student progress towards meeting academic goals
  • Provide students with information about educational opportunities outside of the classroom
  • Maintain confidentiality and follow WPCC’s policies and FERPA regulations
  • Continually reassess study plan and courses in light of changing goals and overall academic performance
  • Uphold ethical standards during the advising process.